Monday, July 6, 2009

The problem with DIY projects

This is why Heathkit failed.

If you've been following along, I built my own 30 watt per channel stereo audio amplifier, with a case. Twice, in fact.

While it did work out, you'd do well not to add up the cost:

The Velleman K4003 amp kit: $33.95.
24 VAC CT transformer: $13.95
Aluminum case: $21.00
Misc. parts: $10.00
Total: $78.90

Not including shipping and labor.

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